Monday, September 21, 2009

My World Arlington National Cemetary

My World
This was a must see on my list. I like the commemorative respect of Cemeteries and I am feel very patriotic and Arlington was both -- I was not disappointed.

From the beauty of the gates




to the haunting stark white rows of millions of people who served their country with honor-- this place spoke to my soul.

the roads were long and reminiscent of the long marches of these soldiers

miles of memorials

some famous



some with family names

this was one of the saddest


the tomb of the unknown soldier is a beautiful spot



it is guarded

the changing of the guards was so precise full of honor



We ended up walking about 5 miles total on these beautiful grounds

saw the pentagon from afar and there
was a memorial to those who were
victims of the crash there

I will take these images with me as reminders of the past and those who gave their lives

steeped in this reminder from another monument that-

but also w/ hope for the future of this great nation in which I live.

9 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic post, wonderful and moving photos! Thank you for sharing this, a good reminder of all the things we have to be thankful for and the people to whom we owe our gratitude.

Thank you,

Sylvia

SandyCarlson said...

Powerful. I would love to visit this place. I have only seen it from afar. Thanks for capturing the spirit of the place.

Photo Cache said...

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eileeninmd said...

Wonderful post and photos! This could be an easy daytrip for me but I have never been there.
Thanks for sharing.

txmommy said...

I havne't been there yet, but I want to go.

Can't wait to see you in a couple weeks!

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James said...

Wonderful post. I hope to go there someday to pay my repect to the fallen heros.

Regina said...

I haven't been here. Thanks for sharing. Great shots.

magiceye said...

beautiful shots

Snap said...

Great post. Arlington is an amazing place.